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Old 08-03-2011   #1
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Using the Blue & Me USB Port as a power supply

Hi all.

I originally posted this in the 500 section and was advised to come here.

Is it possible to use the Blue & Me USB port as a power supply?

I have an existing Tomtom and iphone/ipods that all require a USB port for charging.

I know you can connect an ipod/iphone to the stereo via the port on newer cars (I pick a new 500 twin Air up at the end of the month), but can you use it simply as a power supply or should I get an adapter for the cigarette lighter socket?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Using the Blue & Me USB Port as a power supply

i used mine last year to charge my phone at vfest. Kept my phone reasonably well charged for the 4 days we were there. Not sure about iphones i'm sure the dongle kit states doesn't charge? That will be on the fiat site no doubt
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Re: Using the Blue & Me USB Port as a power supply

Thanks for the info.

It looks like I'm just going to have to experiment a bit when I finally get my hands on the car, but if you charged a phone using it, it sounds like I'm at least in with a chance of success.
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Re: Using the Blue & Me USB Port as a power supply

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I think like you said it's trial and error. It will charge most things like phones, but i just bought a TomTom Go950 live and will not work off the usb it keeps shutting down after 3 mins and just charges. Looked it up on the net and it something to do with it thinks it's connecting to a computer and i think it just doesn't get the response it requires so times out after 3 mins. TomTom works fine from the lighter socket on the standard lead and using a 12v Car Cigarette Lighter USB Adapter Power Charger.


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Re: Using the Blue & Me USB Port as a power supply

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Hi all.

I originally posted this in the 500 section and was advised to come here.

Is it possible to use the Blue & Me USB port as a power supply?
Yes and no. It WILL charge any iphone incl 4. But is too low powered to run a small hard disc. Enjoy your car, all the best mate
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